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Featured Assetto Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 'Red Pack' preview

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Assetto Corsa developers Kunos Simulazioni have finally revealed the penultimate piece of content due to be released for the game as part of Thursday's upcoming 'Red Pack' DLC update.

    With the GT2/3's already proving to be one of the more popular, and densely populated, classes within the game it was perhaps inevitable that Kunos would look to add another new generation model from of one of GT racing's most vibrant racing classes, this time bringing the beautiful Ferrari 488 GT3 to the sim. Replacement for the aging 458 Italia, the new 488 packs a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 with a lighter more rigid frame than its road going counterpart the 488 GTB. Run by a wide variety of GT3 teams across the world, the 488 is one of Ferrari's most spectacular closed top GT cars of recent times and sure to become an instant classic with the Tifosi faithful.

    The Red Pack DLC is due for release on the Steam platform for PC players of Assetto Corsa, and will become available to purchase for PS4 and Xbox One players post console release.

    Check out the Assetto Corsa sub forum for more news items right here at RaceDepartment. We have a number of thread topics to engage with your fellow community members, we host a high volume of mods and addons as well as our new Modding Discussion forum, a place where modders can discuss the many aspects involved in creating cars, tracks and skins for Assetto Corsa.

    With our new Mazda MX-5 Cup league starting this Sunday, why not head over to our Assetto Corsa Racing Club forum to check out our regular club racing events and leagues? Our club races are designed for drivers of all skills and experience using a wide variety of content available for the sim. Head on over and take a look!

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    Another one bites the dust.. like what you see from the latest Red Pack reveal? Looking forward to the new Ferrari? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. formidable

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    I hate the f1-style steering wheels in the GT cars.
     
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  3. Kurt "Yoda" Kalbfleisch

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    I could not have asked for a better birthday gift than this. I've been anxiously awaiting a GT3-class Ferrari since I bought AC, especially after last month's performance at Le Mans. I thought we were going to have to wait another couple months for it, so this really does feel like a gift.

    Clearly, tomorrow will be a day off for me, so I can put a few laps on the 488 GT3.

    Thanks, Kunos!
     
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  4. ouvert

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    not fan of that car but it was missing from sims, still Bentley and AMG for me :)
     
  5. Blimey

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    it fits the McLaren and the Ferrari, but the styling on this wheel is really ugly, just like the Huracan SuperTrofeo.
     
  6. Andrew

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  7. Christian Moreau

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    I realize a lot of people are getting tired of GT3 cars and would like to see more niche content but personally, I was really looking forward to the 488 and now with the M6 (my favorite :D) being confirmed as well, we're going to have a nicely updated GT3 field. If only we had an Aston...

    I'm sure the upcoming Porsche packs will provide the diversity that people are looking for.
     
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  8. Shaun Clarke

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    Although a fan of Kunos and their work, another GT class car, great. Not for me at all, the only thing I like is the Redbull Ring.
     
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  9. Greg Latty

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    Wow. I was just driving this car in the newly release EEC gt3 mod for Automobilista and was thinking how no other game has it yet. What a pleasant surprise..
     
  10. Kurt "Yoda" Kalbfleisch

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  11. bob76

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    m6 confirmed for assetto where did you get this info?
     
  12. ouvert

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    perhaps confused it with R3E M6 ?
     
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  13. Christian Moreau

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    @ouvert @bob76

    99.999999999999999% sure I don't have them confused. :D Whether it's AC or R3E, that M6 is mine! Basically confirmed by Marco himself.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Torcano

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    Huzzah, good news and all, but if I could be a little annoyed and highly nit-picky by anything it would be the damn stig suits which didn't seem to be fixed yet looking at the previews. Seems every single car in the game comes with plain white suits when everyone used to have atleast matching car color AC suits. Come on Kunos, put some effort into the skins damn...does anyone know if the stig suits and kitchen gloves will be fixed with the update? :redface:
     
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    I don't think M6 was confirmed, Marco just hinted it somewhere on the FB.

    Edit: Too late.
     
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  16. ouvert

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    ok, this one didn`t get to me .. R3E for sure, and AC for 99.99% :)
     
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  17. Shawn Jacobs

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    Okay now it's instabuy :)

    Haven't actually fired up AC for a while, so I probably won't use it much, but it's a 488 gt3!!!

    Any mention of pricing?
     
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  18. Pablo Cortes

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    is that an extra exhaust next to the rear left brake light? looks bad ass
     
  19. Pablo Cortes

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    cant stop hyping
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    porsche headlight? i dont know
     
  20. Blimey

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    looks like Cayman GT4.
     
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